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Cold few days ahead as 'polar low' approaches

Cold few days ahead as 'polar low' approaches

The forecaster added: "Tomorrow will be a very wet day, with widespread heavy rain, heaviest of all over Leinster and Munster, with some flooding".

The warning was issued for earlier today and it is expected to be valid from just after midnight tonight until 9:00pm tomorrow (Wednesday, November 22).

Ireland is set to experience a sharp drop in temperatures over the next few days as a "polar low" passes over the country.

In general, conditions are likely to turn much colder as the week progresses, with temperatures of between 0 and 3 degrees forecast for Wednesday night.

According to Met Eireann, an area of low pressure, known as a "polar low" will approach the north of the country.

Met Éireann has said the area of low pressure called a "polar low" will pass over the north of the country tomorrow evening.

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"Thursday will be a cold day with strong westerly winds easing and becoming light variable later in the day".

It will bring with it showers, which will be heavy and which will fall as snow on higher ground.

Temperatures during the afternoon will range from just 4 degrees in the north to 7 or 8 degrees in the south.

Friday will be cold with light variable winds becoming west to northwest in direction.

Thursday is also set to be cold, with more wintry showers expected on higher ground. There'll be showers all along the west and north, turning wintry at times, but staying confined to coastal areas.

Sunday will be mainly dry and cold with rain likely to move in from the Atlantic Sunday night and Monday.


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